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Japanese Ms Sachiko Inoue at Interstoff Asia Essential
Jul '11
This autumn, during Interstoff Asia Essential, top trend forecaster, Ms Sachiko Inoue from Tokyo, Japan will lead the entire trend forum conception from forecasting to on-site design in co-operation with the renowned Interstoff Asia Directions Trend Committee. The fair takes place for three-days from 6 October 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in halls 1D & E.

Using exhibitors' latest fabric collections, Ms Sachiko will demonstrate a heart-swinging palette, layered with cool yet natural shades as well as incorporate subtle blended hues in warm tones. Fabrics will then be further divided into two displays including: “From Fashion to Eco” that will feature eco-friendly textiles labeled according to their level of sustainability and “From Function to Fashion” that will feature both functional and fashion fabrics. Functional fabrics will also be tagged with easy to recognise functional icons under different categories of end-use.

Both trend displays will cover four themes that reference specific colour ranges, directions on fabrics and on prints for A/W 2012/13 including:

Metamorphic Magic – Graceful, neutral-soft palette in combination with a dark, complex tone, declined to cool-smoky shades. An emphasis on weights, abundant variations in knits, inlay, russell, moiré or nacré looks, satin, double crepe, brocade, jacquard, mat & shiny contrasted effects, burn-out, embroidery. Patterns look like labyrinths, cryptographs, calligraphy, and puzzles.

Nature's Truth – A neo-natural range, imparting nature's splendour and audacity. Wools become dominant performers, followed by natural fibres with premium feel (linen/cotton/ramie/raw silk/skin), alongside animal fibres, swollen weaves, felted treatment, voluminous and menswear feel. Nature-inspired, primitive motifs with modern twists.

Artisanal Aspirations - A subdued, eroded palette conjuring transition of time. A focus on quality fabrics. Sophisticated elegance and luxe on cashmere, alpaca, angora, silk, high-grade wool, a sheen texture as well as fluidity on viscose is equally essential. Decorative patterns evoke pictorial art. Jacquard elaborately created with velvet burn-out/embossed finish/embroidery/quilted/folk motifs and vintage-mood finishing's.

Convivial! Maximal! - A multi-cultured mixology spread on a palette, imbued with cheerful, eccentric force. An amusing blend of diverse fabrics tickling a playful mind; multi-coloured knits, synthetic fibres in blend with silk (acetate), fabrics with a warm, comforting feel ; cashmere/angora/soft mohair, alongside fabrics with stimulating, provocative impacts; velour/flocked/embroidery/Russell/ribs, and nuanced kitschy interior patterns/graphic patterns, coating, bridge treated, all of which to maximize the exquisite, yet delightful natures of coloration.

To complement the trend forums and give further insight, a seminar programme focusing on Design & Trends is confirmed to be held on 6 October 2011.

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